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This is a story game about life, love and politics on the edge of a utopian society.

It contains 5 different and unconnected stories with 10 characters which are reinterpreted each time you play. It's mostly inspired by James Mullen’s The Final Voyage of the Selene and Iain M. Banks’ The Culture novels.

Think space opera politics, transhumanism and some family drama and romance. Some of the stories are more sci-fi, some are more political or dramatic. Get this game if you want to play as an enhanced Agent framed for warcrimes, a teenage envoy to a gestalt consciousness, a scientist who has fallen in love with a barbarian king or the sentient city-sized spaceship itself trying to manage integrating a culturally-distinct alien minority group bent on revenge.

For portability and accessibility during play, the game is entirely on cards with a colour-coded minimalist design. Like our previous games, it should be playable straight to the table with little-to-no preparation or pre-reading.

The PDF version is formatted for A4 home-printing that can then be chopped up into cards and sleeved or left as is. 

To play a story you need these cards, 3 – 5 players and a few hours. 

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File Last Updated:
October 01, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on June 13, 2017.